|BIG CHANGES IN STORE FOR SAMI IN 2018|
The number one thing changing is our meeting space at TAF. Come April,
the Tippecanoe Arts Federation will be closing for a whole year to
renovate the building. That means that SAMI will be assigned a
to-be-announced, alternate meeting space. Until then SAMI still has use
of the Fiddlers Room in the lower level of TAF if we choose to use it.
Should we redesign SAMI?
Because of the TAF closing and declining number of people coming to
meetings, a few questions arise: Do we want to redesign the SAMI
meeting? Are people wanting something different than what is currently
offered at the monthly meetings? Can we offer songwriters something to
entice them to be more involved? The mailing list is approaching 160
people, but only a handful of people have been showing up at meetings,
and no one wants to fill the empty board positions. Why is this? How do
we get more people involved in our group?
In effect, where should SAMI go from here?
The Songwriters Association of Mid-north Indiana was founded as a
resource for the purpose of education, encouragement, networking and
development of songwriters in mid-north Indiana. Through the means of
workshops, showcases and monthly meetings, SAMI has sustained growth
through the unselfish support of area musicians.
Attendance and participation is essential to maintaining the beneficial
feedback we get from fellow songwriters when we write new songs. The
Shirley Martin Scholarship has changed lives! SAMI has been a presence
in the musical community with numerous live performance opportunities
offered to its members. SAMI is an amazing network when we combine
talents and time. Lifelong friendships, and many excellent songs have
begun with SAMI. Perhaps some member input is just what we need right now. If you have something you'd like to contribute to the discussion, please email: email@example.com